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Item 142768
Model SKC-302PU

WoodRiver - Patternmaker's or Gunstock Carving Vise



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The feature of the WoodRiver® Patternmaker's or Gunstock Carving Vise that may be most important to woodworkers is that this vise has adjustable swiveling jaws. Once the bolts, which tighten down the jaw’s turrets are loosened, the jaws can swivel. When the jaws adequately embrace the taper of your workpiece, tighten the bolts to lock it in place. The ability of the jaws to pivot and conform to odd shapes or non-parallel workpieces facilitates the repeated and convenient clamping of tapered items and allows great flexibility in holding workpieces such as sculpture work and other carved objects.

In addition to the swiveling jaws, the heavy cast-iron vise body also swivels 360 degrees. The added versatility of a swiveling body makes it possible to work on or off of the edge of a work surface a feature that may be crucial when working with larger items. A good vise is the central hub of your workshop. Every repair or building job benefits from a solid, secure vise.

  • Vise body and jaws swivel 360 degrees
  • Clamp virtually any shape including non-parallel workpieces
  • Perfect for holding table legs for shaping or carving
  • Useful for carving gunstock
  • Luthiers this a terrific guitar building & repair vise. Use this vise to hold a guitar body while detail sanding it and to securely hold a guitar neck blank while carving it
  • The jaws are 4-7/8" wide with a maximum opening of 6"
  • Secure to up to a 4-1/2" thick workbench or tabletop with the threaded rod and large winged nut
  • Mounting stud size: 5/8" D x 11" L


4.5 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
  1. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice vise.

    I too bought this vise for use in making black powder guns. I made some wooden jaws and glued felt over them. I turned to all right. I expect to get a lot of use out of it.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Awesome Vise

    This is an awesome vise. I bought this specifically as a gunstock carving vise. I had seen good reviews on forums and thought I would take a chance. It is great. I am very happy. Woodcraft is a great place to get gouges for carving also. James Turpin say. ;)

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    This supports carving and wood working in a small New York Apartment. It very versitile.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Gunsmithing Vise

    Works great!

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    The perfect vise for luthiers!

    I use it to hold a guitar body while detail sanding it & also it securely holds a guitar neck blank while carving it. It's the perfect vise for luthiers.

  6. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Does the job, good price for this type

    A gunstock vise can cost a lot of money. This is the best price by far. I use it for woodcarving object that a square-jawed vise won't hold well. But it looks like a typical Chinese import when it comes to quality of steel, so don't bounce it on the concrete.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I like it a lot!

    Be aware that it is a lot bigger then it looks in the picture.

  8. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Well Made, Sturdy

    Most versatile vice I have ever owned. Works great with odd shapes and larger items.

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